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Discussion in 'Geek Cave: Computers, Tablets, HT, Phones, Games' started by The Alchemist, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Lurker

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    Hey gamers. Recently decided to sell my HD 800 to build a new pee cee because my old one (FX6300,GTX 660 Ti,...) from 2013 started freezing when the CPU was above half clockspeed...
    Here's the new one:
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    Specs:
    • CPU: Ryzen 5 2600
    • GPU: Sapphire RX Vega 56 Pulse
    • Mainboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M
    • RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666 CL16
    • Drives: 500GB Crucial P1 NVMe as the Boot-drive and a 1TB SanDisk Plus SATA SSD as a data-grave
    • Case: CM MasterBox Q300L
    • Power Supply: 500W be quiet! Pure Power 11 CM
    • Monitors: Dell 2408WFPb, Fujitsu P24W-7 LED
    Buying the hardware right before the Ryzen 3000/Navi launch wasn't actually too stupid because since then the prices for the vega 56 and the 2600 haven't changed much/at all.
    For 125€ the 2600 is still plenty fast and the Vega for 250€ is a really good deal aswell considering that decent GTX 1660 Tis still cost around 280€.
    Although I did run into some issues with the pulse, mainly the fans. At least in my case it can't always keep the temps under 55°C which makes the 0RPM mode useless and AMDs driver doesn't allow fan speed below 29% which is very audible. So I'm controlling the fans with the Afterburner to get the fans to a constant 14% when under 50°C - another application running in the background but at least it stays silent when the load is insignificant.

    Main reason I chose that specific mainboard was because the top slot is x16.
    On a lot of µATX boards the top slot is occupied by the M.2 slot which is a problem with big 2.5 slot graphics cards like the pulse (choked by psu + no additional expansion slots).
    This board has place for the pulse and something like a Wifi card in the bottom x16 slot.

    Glad I invested into the SSDs, feels really snappy and elliminates another noise-source.
    Also a lot of be quiet stuff because here in Germany their products are quite reasonably priced.
    The case is cute but quality is very meh.

    Entire system cost was around 800€.
     
  2. Thad E Ginathom

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    That's changed now, hasn't it?

    I have bottom-of-the-line Nvidia card, and I use Nvidia's own drivers, not the open-source alternative.

    By the way... No my decade-old rig does not have 4k, and neither does my monitor. And no, I don't need it. But would I like to have it? Oh, I'm sure I would. :cool:

    And if I had a monitor that supported it, I'd feel short-changed with hardware that didn't.
     
  3. Riotvan

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    Yeah the closed source drivers work but it can be a hassle with kernel upgrades. The reason opensource nvidia drivers are shit is because nvidia is refusing to provide any help from their end. That and their business practices in general give a bad taste. They are pretty much anti opensource, everything proprietary and locked down.
     
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    OJneg The Most Insufferable

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    Bad trade IMO. HD800 will likely still be Plankton King in a decade. Pee Cee for gayming will be recycling material!
     
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    The 800 was nice but towards the end I was babying them a lot and barely used them. Unlike my beater 650 which I still have.
    I spend a lot of time infront of the screen and an FX 6300 at 1.7 GHz with a packed HDD is not at all fun to use.
    Also I can always buy another 800. Used prices right now are hilarious with the average being 550€. And its not looking like the prices are going up.
     
  6. Thad E Ginathom

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    OK, so still Fuck you Nvidia, then.

    Thanks for the update.
     
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    My 2x Gigabyte Vega 64 and PowerColor Vega 64 Red Devil say 'Hi!'.....and they agree wholeheartedly!
     
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    Building a new Ryzen rig, I'm in the process of getting some of the final few parts, got more parts yesterday, almost immediately after dropping off my bags at home before heading off to the local tech mall.
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    Gonna swap out the NZXT X62 AIO for a CoolerMaster Masterliquid ML360R.....gonna reuse my Seasonic X-1250, and get a new 64bit Win10 Pro today when I go to the mall to swap the AIO (totally forgot about OS). I already have a tube of Arctic Silver MX-4, but have gotten the Conductornaut just so I can experiment with it.
     
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    Conductonaut/Liquid Metal TIMs are designed for going between the die and the IHS, not between the IHS and the coldplate. Not only is it risky due to it being electrically conductive (will fry your mobo if it spills out the sides) but the Gallium will also diffuse into the coldplate and mess it up so it's really not good for everyday use.

    Better off swapping that out for a tube of Kryonaut.
     
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    The main benefit to buying aftermarket coolers for Zen 2 CPUs are noise and aesthetics at this point due to them hitting their maximum clock speeds out of box, and requiring some pretty hefty cooling to accomplish any overclocks worth noting.

    Unless you go sub-zero, Zen 2's don't really overclock to the extent that Intels do. You might be able to pull 50, 100, or if you're very lucky 200mhz in extra headroom, but for the most part they hit the ground sprinting at their top speed. If you can get the temperature below ambient then you'll start to get some more headroom.

    In addition Der8auer (who is famous for his insane schenanigans such as delidding $1000+ processors routinely) has shown conclusively that delidding is not worth the hassle due to risks of damaging the CPU, voiding of warranty, and next to zero improvement in temperatures. After delidding and replacing with conductonaut, his chip was seeing only single digit improvements which, again, won't improve your overclocks noticeably.
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    Not gonna say 'don't do it' if you really want to, and enjoy that aspect of the hobby, but it certainly doesn't accomplish much from a raw performance standpoint anymore, considering a $100+ aftermarket cooler will get you less additional FPS than buying better RAM these days.

    ... but seriously don't delid your CPU or fry your board with conductonaut. It'll feel bad, and I'll feel bad hearing about it.
     
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    Feel like such a noob, I did return the Conductornaut for a store credit, which I'd used to buy a couple of additional goodies...I paid the difference.
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    With those, I'd just about all the parts needed to build my rig. It took a while, bad eyesight and the additional RGB cables and where to plug them into added all sorts of complication to the build. IF I ever were to build another rig, RGB is off the table! Anyway, my build is almost complete, gotta resolve a temperature fluctuation issue (either my CPU AIO is faulty, or the Gigabyte monitoring program needs more work). Despite the complication of RGB cables added to the build time, I gotta admit the flashing and ever changing LED colors sure do look great.
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    The XPG RAM sure as heck lit up the inside of my case, it has more exposed LED surface than others......at least, that's what I'd read.
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    Couple suggestions regarding your comment on the temp fluctuations:

    - Avoid using motherboard vendor software, I specifically found Gigabyte's APP Center software to be the cause of huge DPC latency issues early on. For temperature monitoring etc I'd suggest Ryzen Master or HWiNFO.

    - Fan curves/control I'd suggest doing that all in the BIOS rather than in software.

    The temp fluctuates are normal operation for Ryzen, the temperature reading is for the hottest core in the die, even if the rest of the cores are sleeping/idle. This means that any time you do something like move a mouse cursor or some background software engages the CPU it will boost that single core and push a lot of power into it, causing the temp in that core to rise momentarily then taper off as it cools down. Best practice is to adjust your fans to not spin up/down every time this happens. Get a rough idea of what your idle temps are (say you idle 30C and the fluctuations jump to 40C) then set a curve that has a set fanspeed for everything 40C and lower. AMD recently released a new chipset driver which eases up the boosting a bit so it's not doing it for every little background process but it will still happen.
     
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    What store carries Thermal Grizzly stuff?
     
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    Rig 1: Intel Core i7 7800X @ 4.7GHz / Corsair Hydro Series H115i 280mm / MSI Gaming M7 ACK X299 / CORSAIR Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3466 / EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 iCX / Intel 535 Series 2.5" 480GB SATA // WD Blue 1TB SSD // Radeon R7 240GB SSD // Seagate 1TB, and 4TB storage drives / Creative Sound Blaster ZX / Corsair HX1000i / Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 case / Windows 10

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    Rig 2: Intel Core i5 6600K @ 4.6GHz / Corsair Hydo Series H110iGTX / MSI Gaming Z170A GAMING M5 / CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3000 / EVGA GTX 1080 FE / WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB SATA III 6 Gb/s M.2 2280 SSD / Corsair TX850 / Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 / Win 10

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    This one is a bit older but the basics: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz / Corsair water cooling / 16GB DDR3 / MSI Gaming mobo / XFX GTX 980 FE, and other bits and bobs...(sorry I don't recall all the details.

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    I'm in Asia, there are brick and mortar shops that carries such products, especially in the big local tech mall I'd gone to.
     
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    Bought a 6TB WD Black HDD and a 4TB Samsung 860 EVO to finally complete my rig......it was a relatively easy and trouble free build, much to my surprise.
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    fraggler A Happy & Busy Life

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    I have been wanting to replace my Antec P150 (thank you SPCR) for a couple years now with something smaller (mATX), but still be able to accommodate a 5.25" drive, and my Ninja 4 cooler. It also had to remain as silence-capable as my P150 and look sleeker than my current bootleg Apple look. So after a couple years of looking for something that would satisfy my criteria, I basically had 2 choices: Cooler Master S400 and the Antec P5. Though the shroud included in the S400 would have been nice, the Antec had better placement and quality of ports on the top. I also trust Antec since the P150 has been so great to me. I just finished rebuild my PC and I think the P5 is a winner. I still need to stress test it to make sure thermals are OK, but so far, just as quiet as my old PC even with stock fans. The build quality is nice, though the steel used is thinner than that of the P150, with just about all edges rolled, noise dampening materials on the front door and two side panels. I added some Killmat to the top panel to bring it up to snuff. Much better cable management than the P150. Very pleased. The best part is that it was only $60. About half what I paid for my P150 and comparable Fractal Design cases (which were either too large or didn't have the 5.25" drive bay). Hopefully I can put new guts in here next year once I know what I will need to get 60fps at 3440x1440 on ultra for Cyberpunk 2077.
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    Currently has an i5-4690, 16gb ram, gtx1070.
     
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    Sounded familiar. Mine is actually a P183. But I plan to keep it for ever, or at least as long as any motherboard I'll ever need will fit it.

    SPCR --- a site I spent a lot of time on when my hobby was trying to make my PC as physically silent as possible! It's mostly Noctua stuff in there now.
     
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    I'm just about done with my Ryzen build, installed both SSD's (4TB 860 EVO - top, black, 2TB 860 QVO - bottom, gray) and the 6TB HDD. I've just bought a Philips Fidelio HTL9100 and running it in stereo mode only - that is, 2.1. Anyway, what'd prolly be my last build is just about complete....
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    Pardon the terribad pic of the case, I'm just horrid when it comes to taking pics.....and get your minds outta the gutters, that piece of tissue was for wiping fingerprints and dust from the glass panel and front panel.
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    Replaced the Gigabyte VEGA64 Gaming OC with a better lookin' PowerColor VEGA64 Red Devil....
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